East West Players Visionary Award

April 20, 2010

Last night, I was honored by the East West Players with their Visionary Award.Β  Met some nice people, watched an awesome dance group called Kaba Modern.Β  I also got covered by a very funny blog called Disgrasian, here.

Overall, a great night…but possibly one of the coolest parts was meeting “Russell” from the Disney movie Up.Β  His real name is Jordan.

More info on the event here.



  1. madshell on September 5, 2010 at 12:38 am

    jordan is soo cute! u should addopt him!

  2. katherine on May 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    they’re the best thing I adore exquisite rich

  3. Faith on May 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    “Like we said, the man is everywhere” and I’m pretty sure that’s true XD. Well, it’s awesome that you got an award, but I’m assuming it sucked meeting russtle.. XD Nah, I’m sure it was AWESOME meeting him! Glad you were honored, and well, KEEP IT UP! πŸ™‚

  4. Analyn Hilado on April 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Congrats Mike for the new award.keep up the excellent work in the industry of music and arts.
    btw, that kid is so cute and so nice to message you and thank you.

  5. Jamie on April 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Congrats Mike, that’s pretty awesome! What a well spoken 10 year old, he is so cute lol! I love that movie, glad to see the little guy was recognised for it!

  6. moonless on April 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    jordan is so cute!

  7. Jordan Nagai on April 25, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for hanging out with me at the EWP Awards Dinner. It was really awesome to meet you. My friends think that I’m the luckiest kid on Earth.
    I can’t wait to hear your new album. LINKIN PARK is my favorite…!
    Thank you to your fans for all the nice comments. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. Colin Reid on April 25, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Yo Mike, what up? I just came across a clip of you at that awards getting interviewed heres the clip bro >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDmEEFLunP8

  9. ZAHRAlp on April 24, 2010 at 5:57 am

    he is such a sweet kid…X)

  10. casey mynatt on April 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    This is is a cool video mike.Jordan is so cute and i seen his movie up!

  11. Kimmy on April 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    congrats on the both of you receiving awards ! πŸ™‚ what’s weird is that my orthodontist told me about this today, turns out his son is the boy talking to mike. that’s freakin’ awesome ! πŸ˜€

  12. thaty on April 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

    mike, it is true that linkin park comes to Brazil to woodstock?
    i love linkin park, i love you!β™₯

  13. Nadine on April 23, 2010 at 8:24 am

    ItΒ΄s so cool what this young guy did in his 10 years.
    I dΓ­dnΒ΄t do so much in my whole 14 years that i live.
    I respect this little guy. πŸ™‚

  14. Wotur on April 23, 2010 at 7:22 am

    LOL mike you should have won the “Promotion contributing” award, i know that film but i havent watched yet πŸ™‚ and thanks to the post im gonna watch it for sure =)

  15. dolly on April 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Mike you are so cuuuute !!!!!!!1 and with those clothes u are the best !!!

  16. Eva on April 22, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Congratulations Mike! πŸ˜‰

  17. Flor_xoxo on April 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Congrats on the visionary Award Mike,thats awesome πŸ™‚
    & awh Jordan’s adorable!! ^_^
    Awesome,u saw kaba modern?!..very cool!
    Do u watch or ever heard of ABDC Mike?

  18. Exia_7 on April 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    congrats. kaba modern was excellent in season one of america’s best dance crew. mike if you like kaba modernyour gonna like the jabbawockeez!

  19. Martha on April 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    That’s hilarious, “is he a relative…?”

  20. TIFFTIFF33LP on April 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    ohhhhh mike the dance crew Kaba Modern is really cool……..Do u watch ABDC?(AmericasBestDanceCrew)!!^_^

  21. Souneik on April 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    He’s a cutie. Very cool. Congratulations to both of you. :C)

  22. segz on April 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Congratulations to both of you πŸ™‚

    You look totally better with no suit. Just saying. (erm, what is mean is, you look better in jsut jeans and a t-shirt rather than in a suit. it doesn’t suit you >_>)

  23. Thomas Jacob Brablec on April 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations Mike! I’m really happy you won that award. Also congratulations to Jordan. He is so young, but talented.

  24. cuz on April 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I heard about that award some time ago and I’m so proud of you! “Known for: Staying busy. (…) Basically, he’s everywhere and everything, like Kim Kardashian and/or God (whoever you subscribe to).” So true, haha! How about your butt? Kaba Modern show looked great.

  25. Miss KAuro on April 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Congratulations! He’s so cute and you too of course…LOL…Whoa! Lea Salonga is the emcee ha! She’s from Philippines just like me. I’m so proud to be an asian too well, I don’t have any awards.LOL. Did Jordan knows that you are MIke Shinoda? I think he’ll gonna ask his parents who’s that guy who just interviewed me?LOL

  26. todraw on April 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Thats cool mike,congratulations! I really should get me the dvd of this movie. πŸ™‚

  27. princess on April 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

    mike kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk,

  28. Kosmo on April 21, 2010 at 11:45 am

    This sucks my computer soundcard thing stuffed up so now i cant watch any of the videos properly, i have to kind of read what the videos is about and then try and lip read. Do you know how hard that is?

    O well looked like you had fun Mike =D

  29. Aida on April 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Love you guys! Looking forward to seeing you in Boston!!!

  30. Susie on April 21, 2010 at 11:09 am

    All I can hear in his voice is “Squirrel…” haha. Congrats are in order for a well deserved honor Mr. Michael Kenji Shinoda! You are always on the radar by orgs who acknowledge & honor well deserving people who make an impact. Whether you know it or not we all support YOU! Good job! Aloha, Susie πŸ™‚

  31. Gaya on April 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

    OMG That looks like Joe Hahn, 20 years ago. Haha. So cute, congrats dear Jordan! And congrats to you too Mike, you deserve it man. First time commenting on here, though I check it out regularly. Just wanna say been a fan since Hybrid Theory, your stuff has been more than just music to me. Looking forward to your next album. Come back to Singapore soon pls.

    Sending love all the way from the sunny island (wayy too sunny nowadays :s )

  32. Diogo Marques on April 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Hello Mike Shinoda. First of all, I’m a huge fan of Linkin Park and I’m from Portugal.
    Well, I’m still in school and I have to do a PowerPoint about some artist and me and my group were thinking about talking about your paints and about your life exposed in Wikipedia.
    But here it comes the real thing: we wanted you to answer some questions that we wanted to do. Please respond to the following e-mail: dmrm@netvisao.pt

    Please answer quickly as possible.
    Diogo Marques

  33. ammy aybar on April 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

    that right! hahaha cute little boy! ;P who will look like? Mike what a great job either πŸ™‚ I like !

  34. joannasasanka_poland on April 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

    congrats !!!! U really deserve that prize

    “Basically, he’s everywhere and everything, like Kim Kardashian and/or God (whoever you subscribe to)” totally trueee πŸ™‚

    P.S. there’s a song on youtube called Forget and it’s said to be a new song of LP. is it only a gossip or has ur new song leaked to the Internet?(hope that it hasn’t happened)

  35. Sarah on April 21, 2010 at 9:49 am

    i want to know from which artists the music in the kaba modern video is?!
    does anybody knows that?

  36. LP_marcia on April 21, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Congratulations to you and Jordan! πŸ™‚

  37. CurlyLp on April 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Congrats to both of u!! You are amazings, you deserved it. Once again congrats and hell yeah Kaba Modern are awesome! πŸ˜€ Btw, Jordan had so luck to meet u. πŸ˜€

  38. Alexandra Nofi on April 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Wow, Jordan is such an adorable kid! His demeanor was so funny, it’s like, “Holy Shinoda I’m sitting next to Mike Shinoda, and yeah, I have an award, which makes me awesome”. Best day EVER!!!

    Kaba Modern dances to Thriller:

  39. Andrea / Squishy Ho on April 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I’m Jealous of you, Shinoda. You should’ve adopted him, too: he’s one of the cutest thing in the entire universe.

  40. EvoOba on April 21, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Congrats Mike!!! πŸ˜€ And congrats Jordan!!! πŸ˜€ He’s so cute! Although I’m 17 years old and my dad thinks Cartoons aren’t for my age, I still love ’em and “Up” was my fave movie this year πŸ™‚ Congrats again to both…You totally deserved it^^

  41. Nicholas on April 21, 2010 at 8:10 am

    mike shinoda was just wearing a SUIT!

  42. Diana on April 21, 2010 at 7:43 am


  43. Yara on April 21, 2010 at 7:31 am

    πŸ˜€ Very Cute β™₯

  44. ---> El autor de SarcasticamenteHibridas on April 21, 2010 at 7:29 am

    “The interview with Jordan” O: haha Mike Scream!!!! πŸ˜›

  45. c on April 21, 2010 at 6:42 am

    this boy did the russell voice? or is just a look like? for me joe hahn is the adult version of russell

  46. Margherita on April 21, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Congratulations Mike!!!! Thx for the video and the short interview with Jordan.

  47. Zinah on April 21, 2010 at 6:00 am

    awwwww i love up, and russell is the cutest character ever. Congratulations Jordan πŸ™‚

  48. Green Apple on April 21, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Congratulations Mike! This young boy, he’s so small, just 10 years old, but already receiving awards. Hello, very happy for you;)

  49. AlineB on April 21, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Congratulations for your award, Mike. and for meating such a cool guy πŸ˜‰
    I saw the movie “Up”…Awesome!!!

  50. burningdaylight on April 21, 2010 at 4:25 am

    congratulations!!! and, not to piggyback on everyone else, but JORDAN IS SO CUTE!!!!!!! adorable interview!!!

  51. Riya on April 21, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Hey Mike!! Congratz on your award!! Jordan is sooo cute!!
    Congratz to both of you!! Lots of loves!!

  52. All on April 21, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Disgrasian is SOOOO amazing, I’m glad you know of them now πŸ™‚
    And congrats, Mike!!

  53. LyubaRussiaMike on April 21, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Congratulations to you and Jordan!Wish you good luck!Greetings from Russia!LOVE YA!

  54. Jen on April 21, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I still love Disney flicks =D And ‘Up’ was epic!

  55. Tammy on April 21, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Congrats Mike on the award. That movie Up was so funny and Jordan is adorable.

  56. Olla Chaz on April 21, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Michael Kenji Shinoda surely deserves the honour. Congrats, Mike. πŸ™‚

  57. Grace on April 21, 2010 at 2:13 am

    LOL:DDD mike’s lil mentor
    Jordan u r just as cuteee as ur voice :)))
    MIKE u r funny (what’s “Visionary Award” mean)
    anyway congratulate to both of u

  58. LPFANS! on April 21, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Mike is so funny..haha.. anyway, Congrats!

  59. cristinaw on April 21, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Congratssss to both of u!!!!! ^ – ^
    Hey, Jordannnn!!!!!! πŸ˜€ ur voice is so cuteeeee!!!! heeeheeee!! He is Mike’s mentor!!! Can u be my mentor too? XD who’s the camera man? its so shakyyy > . <

  60. Widya Rahayu on April 21, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Congrats, Mike! Visionary awards? Could you explain it more? Which vision of yours? Thanks before for sharing your great moments with us.

  61. Zara on April 21, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Congratulations again Mike. We really wanted to see your acceptance speech, people who were there were impressed by your speech.

  62. Fatima on April 21, 2010 at 12:22 am

    awww Jordan is a great boy! πŸ™‚
    I’m happy for him and you Mike! Congrats guys ;D
    oh and Kaba Modern is cool =] thanks, Mike!

  63. PETAPAL on April 21, 2010 at 12:20 am

    That’s funny, I just watched “Up” yesterday (again). Great little interview you did with the kid, Thanks :^)

  64. morinoajin on April 21, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Nice! I want to go see the movie now XD

  65. TheGlueLpFan on April 21, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Congrats Mike:)Btw can you get us a video of your speech?And thanks for the video with Russel:)Up was one of my fav movies last year:)

  66. linkinparkbelgiummanager on April 21, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Oow cute! Jeej Award for Mike! :d

  67. EpicLinkinPark on April 20, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Very cool Mike! Congrats to the both of you

  68. Dori on April 20, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    that little guy is way too cute! Please post a video of your speech if you can. The commencement speech you gave last year was very entertaining, and I can almost bet, this one was too…

  69. Keesha on April 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Congratulations mike! Shouldn’t you be sleeping?

  70. Makoto on April 20, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Aw~ Jordan is so cute πŸ˜€ I’m happy that he won that award ❀
    (I'm happy too that you get also an award mike ^^)
    thank you for the short "interview" with Jordan :DDD

  71. Eddie on April 20, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    i love that movie

  72. abby on April 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    wow! been looking ’round for photos.. thanks for posting this..

    congrats Mike! btw, have you met Lea? she’s a Filipina, just like me.. πŸ˜€

  73. lpfmfan on April 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Awesome! When I saw him as an honoree I was like WOOWWW he’s so young!! Congrats to both of you! πŸ˜€

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